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motor torpedo boat

[′mōd·ər tȯr′pēd·ō ‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
A motor boat 60 to 100 feet (18 to 30 meters) long and capable of speeds of about 60 knots (110 kilometers per hour), armed with two to four torpedo tubes, machine and antiaircraft guns, and depth charges. Also known as mosquito boat; PT boat.
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Remember that in 1967, Israel's fighters and motor torpedo boats had to get close to use their on-board weapons against a target.
Initially, he worked on Motor Torpedo Boats, but he then volunteered for combined operations and found himself in the engine room of an LCT - a tank landing craft.
Boat building was a central plank of its activities up to and during the last war, when a substantial amount of work was done on naval vessels such as motor torpedo boats.
One veteran at the Cenotaph was Chris Walsh, 85, who served in the Royal Navy on motor torpedo boats between 1938 and 1945, and then spent another seven years in the merchant navy.
At Dakaar and Casablanca, the French again refused to scuttle or surrender and the British attacked with motor torpedo boats, damaging two more battleships.
Motor torpedo boats were built in the Menai during World War II.
Mr Haines, who lives in Weddington, Nuneaton, served on two naval motor torpedo boats for five years during the Second World War.